Triggering Vue UI Updates from Electron’s Main Process
Solution to a problem I encountered while building Notifyer
One of the main features of Notifyer is the ability to schedule quotes (or really any message) to be triggered once daily. In addition to being scheduled, users can trigger a random quote with a shortcut key. As I implemented this feature, I discovered that though the OS’s notification would popup, the application interface was not updated with the new quote.
Why wasn’t it working?!?! The scheduling and shortcut key functionality lives in the main process, while just about everything that the user sees and interacts with lives in the render process. The renderer listened to my message from the main process, and called
handleRandomNote as instructed but would only run the OS’s native stuff, like notifications.
So I sought another solution; if clicking the
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